Amber Midthunder Grabs Lead in Drama 'Centurion the Dancing Stallion' (Exclusive)

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Amber Midthunder

The 'Legion' star will play a Latina college student stricken with cancer while competing in Mexican horse dancing.

Amber Midthunder, best known as Kerry Loudermilk on FX's Legion, has nabbed the lead role in the indie drama Centurion the Dancing Stallion.

Midthunder, who also recurs on The CW's Roswell New Mexico, will play Elissa Hall, a Latina college student competing in Mexican horse dancing, only to discover she has APL (acute promyelocytic leukemia), a cancer in which the bone marrow produces too many promyelocytes. As she goes to the hospital for treatment, her horse, Centurion, goes from being abused to starring as a celebrated champion.

Centurion the Dancing Stallion, which is based on real events, was written by Boon Collins and is being helmed by Emmy-nominated director of photography Dana Gonzales. Collins and Gonzales also share producer credits on the indie feature.

Midthunder is repped by Corner Booth Entertainment and Artists & Representatives.